RPi Expansion Boards
Hardware & Peripherals:
Hardware - detailed information about the Raspberry Pi boards.
Hardware History - guide to the Raspberry Pi models.
Low-level Peripherals - using the GPIO and other connectors.
Expansion Boards - GPIO plug-in boards providing additional functionality.
Screens - attaching a screen to the Raspberry Pi.
Cases - lots of nice cases to protect the Raspberry Pi.
Other Peripherals - all sorts of peripherals used with the Raspberry Pi.
On the Raspberry Pi, there are several connections which can be used for expansion:
- The Rpi GPIO (General Purpose Input/Output) pins are exposed, that means that expansion boards are able to talk directly to the CPU.
- The DSI connector will allow low-level interfacing with LCDs and other displays.
- The CSI connector will allow camera modules to be added in future.
Current expansion boards
- main page: RPi Gertboard
This board is a buffer between your Rpi and the real world, use it to flash LEDs on and off, drive motors, run sensors and all that other fun stuff.
On 2nd January 2012, CJE/4D announced that they have a real-time clock (RTC) expansion board in the works: